November 2013

Broadcast November 15, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22172.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4930" align="alignright" width="185"] Richard Rofe[/caption] Richard Rofé - Owner and President of SeaMax America  Richard Rofé has been an entrepreneur since he was 15, when friend and idea guy Kevin Goodman and he started a company called Slang World Enterprises which used Tyvek building material to make apparel as premium incentive items for Major League Baseball, the US Open, concerts, marathons, Adidas, etc.  At 22 and after college,  Richard and his business partner started Slang Video Distributors, a compnay that helped others (over 100 clients) open video rental stores. At 26, he opened Wings of Westwood, a chicken wing restaurant in NYC, and then grew it to 35 units mostly on college campuses. That grew into Wow Wings which were sold in 1500 airports, stadiums, hotels, bars and taverns nationwide. He started and grew several more businesses but gave it all up to pursue his passion of flying. So he bought a plane manufacturing company!!  His product reminds us a lot of James Bond's plane in "Man with the Golden Gun." Richard is the new James Bond!! So cool! [caption id="attachment_5024" align="alignleft" width="252"] James Bond plane[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5057" align="alignleft" width="211"] SeaMax LSA[/caption]       [caption id="attachment_4929" align="alignright" width="162"] Dana Loberg[/caption] Dana Loberg - Co-Founder at MovieLaLa Dana Loberg held some great jobs before become an entrepreneur, a great lesson for all. Once she build a huge network, she started a movie trailer website with a great twist. Consumer go to MovieLaLa to learn more about their favorite stars and movies. Distributors love the site because it helps them find and connect with the most loyal fans. A great idea!  MovieLaLA is a new way to discover movies, as a social network and movie marketing platform.  Another cool, inspiring entrepreneurial story!         ...

Broadcast November 14, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22162.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4968" align="alignright" width="200"] Mayer Dahan[/caption] Mayer Dahan - CEO and Founder of Prime Five Homes Mayer Dahan has been working in the residential construction and real estate industry for over 10 years and has built over a dozen homes, with four completed within the last year. Mayer loves the deal, but still maintains the environmental integrity of the homes. He has grown his firm to a staff of over 200 dedicated and elite professionals. Mayer has been able to provide impeccable, beautiful homes with sophisticated architectural work that exceed expectations. Mayer also takes pride in working within his community and is working on a non-profit to help those less fortunate.       [caption id="attachment_4981" align="alignright" width="269"] Ellen Sperling[/caption] Ellen Sperling - Co-Founder at YouveGotFunds.com Ellen Sperling is co-founder of YouveGotFunds, a cool, new Crowdfunding website helping people launch their great idea. With banks reluctant to loan to small business owners, services like Ellen's become more and more important.     [caption id="attachment_4974" align="alignright" width="200"] Anurag Kumar[/caption] Anurag Kumar - Co-founder & CEO, ITexico and Business Coach Anurag Kumar has grown ITexico to several hundred employees by providing leading edge Mobile Apps development services to businesses at better prices. Using a unique hybrid onshore (here in the US) and near shore delivery model (in Mexico), Kumar provides scalable and cost effective services to his clients. Their development and testing teams in Guadalajara provide our client added bandwidth and dedicated teams at highly competitive rates with all the advantages of next door teams, same time zone, and reduced travel. Tight collaboration for mission critical projects, software development, testing, quality assurance and support requirements give Texico advantages and cost competitiveness with India.           ...

Broadcast November 13, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22140.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4918" align="alignright" width="123"] Thomas Stoner[/caption] Thomas H. Stoner, Jr. - Founder & Author at Project Butterfly & Partner of New Alchemy Energy Partners Tom Stoner is an investor, author and a thought leader in the clean energy industry. He led two companies through venture funding to successful exits, by selling one to a publicly traded utility holding company and the second through a successful IPO. Tom was formerly CEO of Evergreen Energy (NYSE Arca: EEE) and CEO of Econergy International (London AIM: ECONF) until July 2008. He was also Senior Manager of the CleanTech Fund from 2005 to 2008, one of the first clean tech funds. Amazingly, Tom has raised more than $300 million in venture capital in his career. His projects have ranged from building ice-storage facilities in Texas to owning and operating large utility scale wind energy projects in Brazil. His new book Small Change Big Gains: Reflections of an Energy Entrepreneur is 5 star rated on Amazon!       [caption id="attachment_4933" align="alignright" width="121"] Lisa Burginger[/caption] Lisa Burginger - Co-Founder of Qubits Toys Lisa Burginger, along with her husband Mark, created Qubits Toys. Qubits is a cool toy that is easy to assemble, snap together and teaches about modular design and geometric shapes. It teaches that geometry can be fun, artistic, colorful and challenging. Older age groups use the toy in middle school projects involving STEM activities and ROBOTICS. The product was also on Season One of Shark Tank, but they did not get a deal. Still sales exploded and we cover this fun and their post-Shark Tank plans.         ...

Broadcast November 12, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22102.mp3 Amazon Special! [caption id="attachment_5047" align="alignright" width="155"] Laura Jean-Jacques[/caption] Special guest today is Laura Jean-Jacques. She is maternity lifestyle coach and founder of the Preg Academy. The entire show is about  how-to sell on Amazon.     Things we cover during the show. Screen Shot One - Amazon Prime and the Buy Box       Screen Shot Two -  Sales Rank       Screen Shot Three - Sell on Amazon              ...

Will Broadcast November 11, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22077.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4872" align="alignright" width="200"] Richard Belsky[/caption] Rich Belsky - CEO of Rolltech and Startup Advisor Rich Belsky is CEO of Rolltech, a company devoted to bringing the world of high tech data to bowling!  An entrepreneur since the age of 10, a law school graduate, and poker counselor and writer, Rich has an interesting past. He spends his free time with hiking, yoga and meditation. He has worked in industries from media to talent management to tech startups.      [caption id="attachment_4909" align="alignright" width="181"] Brian Banmiller[/caption] Brian Banmiller - Business Reporter at CBS News Radio Brian Banmiller has worked with CBS NEws since 1981 and has interviewed CEOs and Presidents. Living and working in Silicon Valley, he has reported on the rise, decline and rebirth of tech, not to mention the rise of capitalism in China, the fall of communism in Russia, the threat of war in Korea, economic instability in the Philippines, and the future of Hong Kong. He has interviewed Presidents Clinton and Bush, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Gates, Charles Schwab, Donald Trump, William Hewlett, David Packard and Michael Dell.          ...

Broadcast November 8, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22020.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4888" align="alignright" width="156"] Bruce Bradford[/caption] Bruce Bradford - CEO of North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Bruce Bradford, as the CEO of North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, has great insight into the entrepreneurs of Texas' greatest city, Dallas! He tells us about what the entrepreneurial landscape looks like there, and as former banker, he has great insights into raising money in this tough environment.  We also talk about how government impacts small business, especially by comparing Texas to California. Texas wins!         Dr. Robert Yancy - Chair of SCORE Atlanta Robert J. Yancy is the new Chair of SCORE Atlanta and Professor Emeritus at Southern Polytechnic State University, where he served for 23 years.  He was the Founding Dean of the School of Business Administration. And he is an entrepreneur too! He served for 10 years as CEO of ZEBRA Corp., a manufacturer of industrial paints and coatings, and he was a partner in Park Space, an airport shuttle parking facility.   He is currently researching and writing cases for a new textbook on entrepreneurship. We are excited to learn about his plans to continue to build SCORE!          ...

Broadcast November 7, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/22000.mp3   [caption id="attachment_4831" align="alignright" width="250"] Hillyer Jennings[/caption] Hillyer Jennings - CEO and Founder of Wrist Tunes and Harvard Lawyer Hillyer Jennings invented Wrist Tunes, a small, brightly colored bracelets with built-in speakers. It plays a short clip of a single song.  The idea came to him while vacationing in New Orleans and he was determined to make it a reality. He also graduated from Harvard Law School.  Hillyer launched Wrist Tunes with the UGA® Fight Song Bracelet and has big plans for expansion.        [caption id="attachment_4835" align="alignright" width="192"] Helena van der Merwe[/caption] Helena van der Merwe - CEO of A-Plus-Consulting Helena van der Merwe is an expert medical sales guru and has recently launched a consulting firm in this space. She is a pharmacist, has a Master of Business Leadership and a Master of Science in Pharmacology. She has marketed products related to hematology oncology, solid tumors and critical care markets. And she ran her own wine import company!       [caption id="attachment_4837" align="alignright" width="300"] Dekko Mills[/caption] Dekko Mills - 12 year old Film Maker Dekko Mills is 12 years old and is a young entrepreneur and film maker! He was born in Queensland, Australia, but moved to Harlem at aged 4. Dekko is an aspiring filmmaker, writer, and director. Check out his site to see some of recent work!              ...

Broadcast November 6, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/21953.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4823" align="alignright" width="151"] Matthew Roche[/caption] Matthew Roche - CEO at Extole Matthew Roche is CEO of Extole, the leading advocacy management platform for companies to drive measurable results through word of mouth marketing. Extole enables you to launch referral marketing programs that drive customer acquisition and awareness,  and revenue through recommendations. The company drives advocacy programs for nearly 300 brands such as Redbox, The New York Times, Spotify, eHarmony, Vistaprint, Shutterfly, and SkyMall. Previously, Matthew was the Co-CEO and president of Boltnet and Offermatica, acquired by Adobe. Some more with Matthew….       [caption id="attachment_4827" align="alignright" width="200"] Mitchell Chi[/caption] Mitchell Chi - of Infor Mitchell Chi has been a Wall Street arbitrage trader with Goldman Sachs, a skilled CPA with PwC, and a sales leader with Oracle and now Infor. He has also spent 20 years helping small businesses start, grow, and explode. Mitchell has had four successful startups (one was Awarded Small Business of the Year from the SBA) and sold over $550 million in technology solutions. He is an adjunct professor teaching Strategic Business Design for an executive master degree program.         ...

Broadcast November 5, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/21934.mp3 [caption id="attachment_4816" align="alignright" width="171"] Michael Breen[/caption] Michael Breen - CEO of GELI Michael Breen is an energy guru, the guy making sure our computers have power, while being an entrepreneur at the same time. Michael joined GELI as the CEO to help bring to market energy software that has been developed over the last three years. The software enphasizes interoperability between inverter manufacturers and the batteries. In English, they can tell you more about you battery's than anyone else.  Adding this to sophisticated economic modeling, GELI will be the operating system of grid.  Michael was co-founder and CFO of Xtreme Power and successfully led the company from its first invested dollar to 250 employees and a sales  of $100 million.         [caption id="attachment_4818" align="alignright" width="200"] Anthony Edwards[/caption] Anthony Edwards - Founder of Main Street Crowd Anthony Edwards has created a crowd funding platform for local investors. A great idea! Main Street Crowd is a comprehensive, cloud-based funding platform. It is a funding mosaic for communities that connects and harnesses the power of networks involved in business and community development. It is targeted crowd sourcing,at a local, for the community level, with the power of a national database! We love crowd anything, local anything, so this makes lots of sense to us.  Only negative? Anthony is a lawyer! Yes I hate them too! But he is a great sport about it!         ...

Broadcast November 4, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/21906.mp3 Jason Clegg - Founder and CEO of Convert with Content and Blogging Guru [caption id="attachment_4810" align="alignright" width="120"] Jason Clegg[/caption] Jason Clegg is obsessed with content! He has been an entrepreneur since 2003, creating and managing several web-based businesses. Jason's first successful business sold textbooks online to fellow college students. He then decided to focus on what he knew best, marketing. Starting as a one-man show, he quickly became a recognized copywriter, SEO, and Content Marketing professional. Jason says his approach to website marketing "evolved into a strategic blend of Direct Response Marketing methods combined with a focus on clear, documented Return On Investment." Now, Jason creates great content marketing services and provides training and consultation for clients. His primary goal is to help as many entrepreneurs as possible with their website marketing strategy. His book "Convert With Content" is focused on getting measurable results by focusing on quality content and conversion optimization. As CEO, Jason now leads a team that serves 5,000+ customers and 100+ private clients worldwide! Wow!       [caption id="attachment_4807" align="alignright" width="160"] Ruud Smeets[/caption] Ruud Smeets - Founder & Chief Executive Officer at ELEQT The best way to make someone really want to join a club is to make it super exclusive. Ruud Smeets, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at ELEQT, has brought that craving to social media, creating ELEQT, an  invitation-only luxury network for high net value (not worth, cool people count!) individuals. The company was a result of the merger between Elysiants Inc. and the social networking assets of the Quintessentially group. Ruud founded venture capitalist firm Newconomy in 1999, and raised 225 million EUR in an IPO in 2000. The company's peak value was over $1 billion USD! Ruud also founded Yahoo in the Netherlands in 2003, helped it reach profitability and was promoted to GM of Yahoo! Search Europe in 2004. Will you be Eleqted?          ...